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. it is very close to home. >> students in the area had back to school on tuesday except for sandy hook elementary school students. monday the supplies of for the school or move to a nearby town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> we need to reach out with love. that is what our community is doing, putting our arms around people. that is still hard to discover why the 20 year-old student >> we know as investigators that the people want to know what happened, why did this happen? we will make it crystal clear picture as was as much as we possibly can. >> the atf is 0 in an on gun ranges author of this area. investigators now know that the shooter used to attend the target practice. >> we are learning about the shooter adam lanza. he had aspergers syndrome. we learn that adam lanza may have tried to buy a gun at six sporting goods last week. officers say he was unsuccessful and that attempts and that the employees had been interviewed by police. the chain has pulled several semiautomatic rifles from its shelves nationwide. >> citizens in los gatos even more deter
, today except for those sandy hook elementary school students. cbs news's marley hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. >> which one -- >> reporter: kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots. the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary school. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in nearby monroe. >> he said won't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: the grieving continues here in newtown. there will be two more funerals today when james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto were remembered. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. i mean, this is a devastating event and it's heartbreaking as it is. it just keeps getting worse. >> reporter: n
schools reopened for the first time. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front. sandy hook's colors. police kept one school closed after they received threats. >> i'll always be worried but now it's very bad. >> children at sandy hook have not returned to school. they will be at a school at the nearby town of monroe. >> one high school student says the mood was somber and there will be no christmas joy at his school this year. >>> we have breaking news from tulsa, oklahoma where there are shots fired near a school. this is helicopter video just into wjz. you can see police in that area surrounding celia clinton elementary school. they are searching for a possible suspect. the school is currently on lock down. we'll bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> people on both sides of the gun control issue are admitting in the wake of the new town tragedy. time for new attitudes about america's gun laws. denise is in the news room. >> several die hard pro gun senators are shifting their positions saying they can no longer bring them to gun safety policies. family m
at sandy hook reignited the raging debate over gun control. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg stepped up the new laws. >> i'm an american what he's your question? ? president obama made a new fiscal cliff offer, tax rates will go up on incoming above $400,000. >> the pacific northwest slammed by blinding mountain snow drenching rain and some damaging winds, knocked out power to thousands. >>> kicked around on the ground! that's the way this game should end, that's the way the jets' season should end. ugly and a loss. >>> jim boeheim a winner of 900 basketball games. >> and all that matters. >> we'll all miss him. that's a gross understatement. he's certainly one of the giants of the senate. >> richard engel and his crew are safe after they were kidnapped and held inside syria for five days. >> i hope we can laugh tonight after a horrible weekend. i just want the people in connecticut to know that we do not take what you're going through lightly and we are thinking about you here a lot, all of us. >>> welcome to "cbs this "cbs this morning." students are goi
. >>> well, classes resume, schools are open again this morning in newton, except for sandy hook elementary. we have new details about the mother of the shooter in that rampage. people who knew nancy lanza say she was devoted to her children. one aunt said she would come to school and help her son who was a quiet child. many say that nancy would also help friends an traingers. in the meantime, we still know very little about why the young gunman killed children at that elementary school. the fbi said they couldn't get information from a computer at the gunman's home because he had destroyed it with either a hammer or a screwdriver before that massacre. while we're hearing stories of mostly horrifying events related to the shooting, now we're also hearing a story of how one 6-year-old managed to survive. police say a 6-year-old girl preed -- pretended to be dead and that ultimately saved her life. many experts say while she's lucky to be alive, what she saw of her classmates being killed will stay with her the rest of her life. >>> an 18-year-old in fairfield is behind bars, accused of posti
on friday. back to you. >> much more to come for you this thursday night starting with the cold. sandy is here with the weather. >> yes. cold enough we have frost advisory going up. show you where. how cold and when the rain will get into the forecast. weekend weather is coming up. >> all right thanks sandy. also tonight the one type of tobacco use that is on the rise among california teenagers and the biggest reason why. >> bay area start up that takes the concept of playing house to whole other level. build it yourself doll house that comes with circuit motor and next generation building blocks. >> also tonight. major retailer goes money ball.so can man who helped run the oakland a's now help inspire a winning [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make you
. the decision on the missiles must still be endorsed by the german parliament. >>> superstorm sandy and the "fiscal cliff." a lot of factors could shake up tomorrow's jobs report. we'll have a preview coming up. >> and it looked like new year's eve in seattle. pot smokers light up in celebration of washington's new law but it comes with some limitations. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ♪[ music ] >>> the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck who died yesterday of heart failure on the way to a hospital for a scheduled check- up. he was born 92 years ago today. and he was born in concord over in the east bay. you might remember him for his jazz hits including the biggie "take five." >> what you might not know is that brubeck learned the piano from his mother and after leading an army band during world war ii he studied at mills college in oakland. >> i didn't know he was from the bay area. >>> just in from the labor department, new jobless claims fell sharply from a week ago as disruptions blamed on superstorm sandy diminished. new claims dropped by 25,000 last week t
in crisfield still suffering after hurricane sandy. that story as eyewitness news continues. >> sharon gibala here with wjz traffic control. if you're about to head out now is the time we usually start seeing delays on the road. right now over the tim. >> in for marty bass in the first warning weather center. the cold temperatures are settling in. your complete first warning weather forecast coming up. >> holiday movies are poping up all over tv. actor an dri mccarthy tells us about his. stay tuned the . >>> it is 6:30. it's a much colder morning than it's been any morning this week. that's live look at the southwest corner of the city. sharon will take care of the other roads and it's tim williams in for bernadette woods who is in for marty bass who is over at first warning weather. >> that gets us there. sure does. today our temperatures are on the cold side. we're looking at 28 degrees starting off. 24 now in oakland 29 elkin, 3 1 on the shore. our forecast high today in the mid 40s which is right on target for our normal high for this date which is around 47. your complete updated first w
, that normally good advice went awry. sandy is showing us the drill. traveling widely taking a carry on with the must have items. earlier this year, on a trip to italy, things got off to a rocky start for sandy and her husband. >> they're told on the plane before we got on the plane that the overhead bins were full. check your carry on. which is what we did. >> then, what happened? >> then, we got to rome exit wasn't there. >> took took insights and sounds of italy. they bought new. luggage arrived they went to pick it up. >> we had to go to naples, pick it up. and that was probably an hour ride on the bus. and then, we had to take a cab from the airport to the train station where we were going to roevm -- rome. >> sandy put in a claim for cost. >> under wear, pajamas, a sweater, jacket, then we had to$1b+Ñ buy a bus ticket to the naples airport then cab fare to the train station. >> what did she bill the airline? less than 70s itdz can't come, so i decided okay. 7 on your side is going to be my way of getting the money back. soy did contact 7 on your side. and was called back. he c
's attention, but the same total loss of life at sandy hook happens more than twice every day all year long. this is personal for me, not just because the mall shooter was in my district, but i had a high school friend who was killed with a random freak drive-by shooting, my brother took his life with a handgun as a young man. i supported gun provisions at the state and federal level at every opportunity. it might be different now. not just because the horrific image of parade of funerals for children, i submit mayor bloomberg's advocacy for gun safety and mayors who brare the brunt of the gun violence. i welcome the president's leadership and will support any reform that he advances. but i would urge my colleagues to read the columns in the "sunday times" by my fellow oregon ann, nick, and another in "washington post." they demonstrate, we know what works. there are examples around the work. even in america with lax weak gun protections there are in fact some regulations in some places and they make a difference. let's treat gun violence like any public health crisis which i would say losi
to freezing temperatures. >> and millions of dollars donated to the red cross after hurricane sandy hit back east. the reason the red cross is under fire for what it failed to do with all of that money. >> good morning. san francisco, traffic looks good but a problem on the peninsula involving 101. how to get around it. . >>> back to breaking news from the south bay. news chopper 2, back giving us live pictures. look at all this police activity. word classes canceled at monta vista high school in coopertino this is coopertino. canceled because of threatening grafitti. we see all the police officers milling around down there. they have sealed off the school grounds. a news crew is headed there now. we will be on the ground shortly and will bring you a live report on what is going on. >> paul mcartney one of the many big preformers taking the stage last night to raise money for victims of sandy. ♪ [ music ] the concert was held at new york city's madison square garden. more than $30 million was raised just through ticket sales. some of the other artists who reformed include bruce springste
news. we talked every day this week since the tragedy of sandy hook elementary school last friday, talking every day this week about the need to do something about gun control. and not just after sandy hook but sandy hook seems to be the tipping point after so many of the other mass cars because you saw these 6-year-old kids, angels taken away. let's talk about that. yesterday, expressing a little frustration over president obama not being very specific, yesterday, later in the day, we got some good news on several fronts in this effort to respond to the gun violence in this country in an intelligent and across-the across-the-board way. let me tell you about a couple of things that happened. maybe you don't know. one of the big prior to equity firms, serberus said they were going to drop sell, get rid of the freedom group. the freedom group includes bushmaster, incorporated, whatever it is, the people who make the bushmast ter assault rifle. they got a call from the california teachers association which has a huge huge pension program, and they tol
for sandy, that's part of the discretionary spending. >> and part of this is a snowball, right, so the cuts take place, they have their effect but they dampen consumer confidence. >> that's right. >> people are less confident, they spend less and hurts the economy more. >> if you look at what happened last year with the debt wrangling in august of 2011, consumer confidence dipped 30% and that was without the worry over tax hikes. >> even if it's not clear exactly what's going to happen in the fiscal cliff i'm hearing from retailers, they're saying we're feeling this. holiday sales were dampened by it, what happened next year as far as business hiring could be dampened as well. >> retail stocks are down. the stock market has been jittery and business is extremely worried. >> any silver lining at all? some good news? >> one silver lining if we go over the cliff it's possible that will create a political reset that will change the terms of debate and really focus things and get a deal done fingers crossed. >> part of that deal also another thing i hear from businesses
. ♪ [ music ] >> and from sorrow to strength, the stars turning out in a big way for sandy relief in new york city. it's all coming your way. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, square garde ♪[ music ] >> what a show. that's the boss, of course, getting the place rocking at madison square garden last night, a star-studded evening to benefit those hit hard by superstorm sandy. alisha keys, the rolling stones, bon jovi, eric clapton, paul mccartney and others lit up the stage to raise funds. there was $80 billion of dollars in the tri-state area. it was a great concert. >> no kidding. how would you like knob that audience? >> let me tell you, you went to a springsteen concert before. i was never a huge fan of his what a show the man puts on. i mean, absolutely amazing. >> four hours, right? >> four hours straight. the guy does not take a break. >> so now you're a fan? >> now i'm a fan of his. >>> around the bay area, we have some very cold temperatures to start out the morning as we have cold air that's moved in from the gulf of alaska sitting right overhead. you can see the stormy weather has passed moving to s
on sandy hook elementary school that left 20 students and six adults dead. vice president joe biden will meet with law enforcement officers from across the country today. he is leading a new task force charged with finding ways to reduce gun violence. funeral services for five more victims are being held today. cbs reporter marlie hall joins us with a new call for action. >> reporter: connecticut senator richard bloomenthal and senator-elect chris murphy met wednesday with a group called newtown united. residents who came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. >> good morning, everybody. >> reporter: they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president joe biden will look into banning assault weapons. but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure tha
today. >>> and meantime, we've learned that sandy hook elementary students are not expected to resume classes until january at an empty school building a nearby town. there's also new information about the gunman. there are reports his mother could no longer handle him and he became upset after learning she was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric facility. this morning, the chief medical examiner in connecticut says he's searching for any genetic clues that could help explain his behavior. apparently, he had little contact except for his mother and he stopped speaking to his father and brother in 2010. >> thousands of people started lining up yesterday in the cold, in san francisco, just to get a free holiday meal this morning. brian flores is outside glide memorial church. you've been out there since this morning. what's going on? >> reporter: a sea of people, at least a block long. thousands of people in line. some have been here as early as yesterday afternoon to get a free meal. every year, grace memorial church does this children where any give a bag of groceries
part of a star- studded evening to benefit those hit hard by superstorm sandy. >> alisha keys, rolling stones were there, bon jovi, clapton, your run of the mill rock and rollers, whole bunch of others lighting up the stage to raise funds. sandy damage estimates top $80 billion. hopefully that helped some of the folks. >> i'm sure they raised a lot of money. >> i had a chance to see bruce springsteen many years ago and what a concert that man puts on. wasn't a big fof his before. now love the boss. >>> cold temperatures and tides running very high. the king tides we are seeing an astronomical high tide with the sun and moon lining up just right. expecting that to peek out again this morning. it will peak out this morning and then low tides this afternoon. the main weather story with cold temperatures outside. we had showers yesterday. cold air from the gulf of alaska over the bay area dropping temperatures. out the door a frosty start to the day in many of the valleys. by the afternoon, mostly sunny and cool. there are more storms lining up on the horizon, more rain expected into tomor
ten days after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> brown: then, we turn to egypt, and accusations of voting fraud in the referendum for a new constitution. we talk with opposition leader mohamed el-baradei. consider a sad day in my view for it is going to institutionalize -- >> ifill: the legal showdown between california health center that discusses marijuana and >> ifill: we have the story of a legal showdown between a california health center that dispenses marijuana and federal authorities. >> just people feel safe coming here. like going to your neighborhood cvs or anywhere else. >> brown: open season in congress look >> brown: seven weeks after election day, there are open seats in congress. we look at contests in three senate races. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro profiles a priest who became a doctor to help haiti's poor and orphaned children. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with the editor of a new anthology of verse: 100 poems written over 100 years. >> it doesn't have poetry. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour
creation was down substantially from october because of superstorm sandy. >>> apple fans, did you know all your apple l products are made in china. you may have not that but it's about -- known that but it's about to change. they will start assembling one of their mass computer models here in the usa. analysts are calling this a big move. >> for apple l to step out and say this is something they want to do, they want to manufacture here in the united states, it's a big deal. and it's a big differentiator for this country. >> the plan did make apple products before the company moved production overseas. >>> zynga is a leader in virtual poker but it wants to get into real money gambling. they filed an application with the nevada gaming parole board, a process that could take up 18 moments. shares rose 17% after that announcement. >>> encouraging news on diet and breast cancer. micro nutrients found in fruits and vegetables have cancer fighting properties. women who eat fresh produce may reduce their risk. there is evidence that the micro nutrients keep tumors from growing as well. there's ne
last month. that's more than expected because economists had worried that superstorm sandy had cut into job creation. apparently not the case. money watch reporter ashley morrison is going to join us in a couple of minutes and we will chat more about that. >>> gay couples in california are awaiting a supreme court decision that could come today. anne makovec joins us live here in san francisco with what could happen on the prop 8 case later today. ann good morning. >> the legality of california's prop 8, the ban on same sex marriage has gone to either side several times since it was passed back in 2008 and today. everybody is wondering what the supreme court is going to do. the u.s. supreme court scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is california's ban on same sex marriage approved by voters. pro prop 8 side is appealing a decision by the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals which found the ban unconstitutional. it's one of several cases across the country concerning the federal defensive marriage act. >> the court has been waiting t
.7%. economists were expecting a gain of around 75 to 95,000 jobs with hurricane sandy depressing hiring. now, it's not all good news. the labor department went back and revised september and october lower by combined 49,000 jobs. and the labor participation rate fell in november. that was likely an effect of sandy. 350,000 or so people stopping their search for work. that's what brought the unemployment rate down. not a great report but still a little bit better than what some people were forecasting. the apple a samsung case going on in federal court in san jose. the judge told lawyer for both sides that she may reduce the original award of one billion dollars saying jurors may have miscalculated the damages. but the judge may also enact sales bans against several older samsung devices so that could go either way. samsung trying to get a whole new trial in this case. >>> stock market higher on the better than expected jobs report. the dow is gaining 39 points. nasdaq up by one. s&p up. apple shares rebounded yet by 1 1/2 percent after that big 6% drop the other day. back to you. >>> jason brook
is still growing at sandy hook. >> some of the gifts that i had i second guessed so now i'm changing stuff. >> why retailers say this holiday shopping season is different from year's past. >>> give ktvu >>> continuing coverage on the tragedy in newtown. it has been ten days since the shooting in the sandy hook community of connecticut and on christmas eve the entire nation is feeling for those who lost loved ones that day. visitors paid their respects to the victims tonight with messages of support and sorrow from around the world. the town hall is now home to a memorial in honor of the 20 children and six adulted killed in the massacre. >> we just needed to do it to let everyone know that we care and that they're in our that you are -- they're in our thoughts and our prayers. >>> thousands of people are calling for cnn host pierce morgan to be deported. the movement began after the native brit voiced his strong opinion on gun control calling a gun advocate an unbelievably stupid man during an interview on his show. that started an online petition to have morgan deported. so far 92,000 pe
sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, and began firing. when it was over, six adults and 20 first graders were dead. >> they just babies. they shouldn't be taken away from their mother and father. >> reporter: the shooter, 20- year-old adam lanza, killed himself. it was the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. in july, a man opened fire during the mid-night premier of the new bat man movie in colorado. >> straight from the ceiling and took a gun and pointed it straight to my face. >> reporter: prosecutors say james holmes killed 12 people wounding 58 others. the shooting death of an unarmed florida teenager sparked protest around the country. >> no justice. >> reporter: neighborhood watchman george zimmerman argued he shot 17-year-old troy a von martin in self-defense but prosecutors eventually charged him with murder. a judge sentenced jared loughner to seven terms of life and he plead guilty to attempted murder. superstorm sandy slammed into the new york city area and left thousands homeless long the east coast. >> those are our homes. we lost everythin
named firefighter of the year in his department. he was helping those affected by hurricane sandy. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find joy this christmas on the heels of that massive shooting that happened at sandy hook elementary school where a gunman killed 20 young children and killed six employees at that school. so they're trying to do something in forms of celebrating but it's hard to do at this time. so they're chipping in as a community to lift their spirits. >> fortunately we have many, many kids that are still here. and it's all about the kids. and being with family. we take one hour at a time. one minute at a time. >> and here you can see one group passing out free hot chocolate, donuts, and panda bears to kids on christmas eve yesterday. also today all of the police officers in newtown, they get the day"gqç.b to be wih their families. officers from surrounding towns are going to come to newtown and cover their shifts. >>> 7:23 is the time right now. we'll be back with more. >> we got somebjc7.u weather aroud the country on this christmas day. as y
tried to ban it and also the response to super storm sandy. what residents are saying about the help from fema... >> stormtracker 4, light scattered rainfall but the heaviest is yet to come. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. life at the edge of a sinkhole: >> you just feel so bad ... because of everything you've built up >> we will take you live to lafayette, where a neighborhood threat is expanding as a new storm approaches. it a race against the clock and the weather.... as crews struggle to repair a massive sinkhole in lafayette! a collapsed storm drain created the hole on sunday. workers say, before they can repair the drain and fill the sinkhole.. the damaged pipe needs to be dug out and removed. that is w
and superstar on sandy is going to be a key factor when the numbers do come out. economists predict job growth last month slow because of the storm. the reports silver lining to be that-the storm, the job market is strengthening. those numbers are expected to come out at 530 local time. we will be keeping an eye on them throughout the kron 4 morning news. >> the time is 4:13 a.m. on your morning news--friday morning. we will be back with the kron 4 morning news when we come morning erica will have your traffic and janu at your weather and we will have more headlines. welcome back the time is for 3:00 p.m.. local reservoirs have seen a much needed increase in water level since last week end storms. reservoirs in santa clara improved significantly with the rain fall, but levels are still not exactly where they need to be. since last wednesday, the santa clara valley water district says ever stores and their 10 reservoirs' increased from 74 to 91 percent of weather should normally be. that's an increase of nearly 4 billion gal. of water. and over in the east bay, reservoir levels increased about
of superstorm sandy largely ruled out. the four-week average at 408,000 is still elevated. most of the year we have seen claims around that 370,000 to 375,000 level which suggests modest growth. we get the november employment growth tomorrow. that's a key factor although again sandy will distort the numbers. >>> flat start on wall street. investors still looking for some progress. dow down 1, nasdaq down 1, s&p down 1, as well. apple shares down 1.25%. back to you. >> it's 1s across the board. thank you. >>> the new reality in washington state recreational use of marijuana is now legal. hundreds of people showed up at the space needle to celebrate at midnight. voters approved the law last month. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing and selling it is still a crime. colorado by the way also legalized recreational use of marijuana but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. >>> just two years after arriving in the bay area, the "fresh & easy" market chain could be going away. there are 19 "fresh & easy" markets in the bay area employing a
morning news continues a small earthquake on the sandy a go coast details will be right ahead as the kron 4 morning news continues. traffic is moving smooth. of combat to the kron 4 morning news a are quake off the california coast near the mexican border was a 6.3. rattling parts of southern california. it happened around 2:30 a.m.. the earthquake was reported shortly after 230 this morning about 88 mi. off the coast of avvalon . >> another earthquake off the coast san diego was reported shortly after this one a 4.7. as of right now there no tsunami warnings in effect. >> to strong earthquake off the coast of to watch the tide was the highest tide of the year the king tide of flooding and traffic headaches and the bay area in mill valley. the northbound 101 and highway one ramp was closed because the water was too high. >> even so, some drivers went through it. the popular bike that was also under water, forcing some cyclist to turnaround. >> water even got into some businesses. >> the park and ride lot look like a lake. warning signs went up telling people which parking spots to avoid.
to life after the massacre at sandy hook in newtown, connecticut, ten days ago. on friday, the head of the national rifle association, wayne la pi oerriere called for armed guards in every school. that stance was met with awave of headlines and editorials that lampooned la pierre condemned the nra refusal to give any ground on gun control. but sunday on nbc's "meet the press" he was unrepentant. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i tell what you the american people, i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> brown: on the same program, new york democrat senator chuck schumer called la pierre tone deaf. >> he blamed everything but guns, movies, the media, president obama, gun-free cool zones, you name it, the video games, he blames them. now, trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung canger is without talking about cigarettes. >> brown:
last month, defying the predictions and the disruption of hurricane sandy. the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%, that's the lowest level in four years. but tonight, 12 million americans are still unemployed. and the new jobs number, the fiscal cliff, all of it will be on the table when george stephanopoulos sits down with a turbocharged powerhouse round table. james carville, mary matalin and nobel prize-winning economist paul krugman, on sunday for "this week." >>> and now, we go overseas to syria, where people are fleeing amid fears that the assad regime will unleash chemical weapons. the region around the capital, damascus, now a battle zone. 2 million syrians now on the run, many of them children. and it is extremely difficult for journalists to enter that country and cover the chaos. but abc's alex marquardt pushed across the border tonight and he is there. alex? >> reporter: we've spent the day among the thousands of refugees living here, and the conditions are miserable. rain has turned the roads to rivers of mud, there's no power or gas for heat, and it's only getting colder by
initial claims. they say it's a sign nearly all of the effects of superstorm sandy on the labor force have evaporated. this report comes a day before the government releases its closely watched job survey. there are reports that hiring sank last month because of sandy. >>> a new study shows if taxes go up on upper-income americans, the passage of proposition of 3 -- of proposition 30, raised the tax rate for california's highest income earnser -- earners to 13.3%. if the bush cuts expire at the end of the year, that would brick the overall tax rate for higherners in rainfall -- high earners to 51%. >>> this afternoon, president obama will visit a family in northern virginia. he will be talking about the importance of congress extending tax cuts for middle- klaas americans. it's all -- middle-class americans. it's tall about taking action to avoid the fiscal cliff by the end of the month. >>> back here, san jose police investigating a dadly hit and run. last night a man believed to be in his 50s was killed while crossing the intersection at white and kimby roads. he's the -- qwimby roads. t
at sandy hook elementary. they are hoping their message is heard at the nation's dan tal. >>> more than 30,000 people have called a petition for piers morgan to be deported. this started after he called a man unbelievably stupid after the shooting. he said if i do get deported for wanting few gun murderers, many continues will have me. >>> how is the traffic, tara? >> we should be returning back to normal. on the peninsula, skyline boulevard at sweat road. we have a fallen tree brocking the rad by -- blocking the roadway here. it will take a while to clear. they have to bring the wood chipper in. highway 237, traffic westbound, normally backed up at sunnyvale. but this christmas eve day we're luckily experiencing no problems. >>> on the bay bridge, traffic is looking great into san francisco right now. >>> 7:49. let's head over to rosemary. >>> actually, we'll take it over from here. changes could be coming to a city known for its high crime. why richmond says other cities are starting to surpass their crime rate. >>> and why the dungeonness -- the dunges in crab season -- dungeness crab s
at sandy hook elementary school. yesterday on christmas eve volunteers passed out free hot cocoa, doughnuts an stuffed animals to kids. people in newtown, connecticut say it's important to still celebrate the holiday. >> fortunately, we have many, many kids that are still here. it's all about the kids and being with family. >>> last night, people gathered to celebrate christmas eve at church. a children's choir sang christmas carols, the shooting barely mentioned during the service. and a really nice moment. all police officers will have today off so they can spend time with their families. that's because officers in surrounding towns will come in and cover their shift. >>> 20 child-like angels adorn the all ter in the children's chap in the national cathedral -- chapel in the national cathedral. >>> two people were rushed to the hospital in east oakland overnight after their christmas eve much service was interrupted gunfire -- christmas service was interrupted by gunfire. police say a bullet landed in a baby stroller. two people were rushed to the hospital with unknown injuries in morning
, rob black u.s. auto sales. >> with hurricane sandy they can go out and purchase new. still, we are above 14.4 million. we are near 15 million. sales of gm are up 3.4% a bit weaker than expected. for was a 6.5% at toyota was up 70.2 percent, chrysler up to buy 40% your financing it has loosened up a little bit we of the oldest fleet in the nation. so car buying. chrysler was up by-14% and toyota was up 70%. >> singapore airlines is a toyota-17-- >> this is not fortune america. this is for more european and cities. this is not for urgent america. to gain access to the european union i understand it that this is a way for delta to benefit and expand more international flights. >> lindsey lohan and the irs? >> yes, do not mess with the irs. her tax bill, and charlie sheen and helped but she still is off the hook -- on the hook. she will work her way on to but she is drinking two bottles of a five, per day. and do not mess with the irs because there will not leave you alone. she is an estimated note drinking two bottles of vodka per day. >> and this question is what we do with my ol
the toll of superstorm sandy and concerns about the fiscal cliff. tax increases and spending cuts are set to trigger after january first unless the white house and congressional republicans strike a compromise. house speaker john boehner said friday the president's current approach could hamper future job growth. >> because the risk the president wants us to take, increasing tax rates, will hit many small businesses that produce 60 - 70 percent of the new jobs in our country >> democrats argue that without tax increases on the the revenue necessary to combine with the savings and with the spending cuts to reduce the deficit, to create jobs, to grow the economy, to improve the lives of the american people. >> about twelve million americans remain out of work. economists forecast dire consequences without a washington, i'm karin caifa. >>catherine: this is the 71st anniversary of the date that will live in infamy. december 7th 19-41 was when the japanese attacked pearl harbor. this was a moment of silence as 2-thousand people gathered in hawaii to honor those killed in the surprise attack.
, and hurricane sandy. >>> we don't have to search for sal castaneda we know he's right over there. he knows about our commute. >> absolutely. i can give you timely traffic information dave and everyone. good morning, to you. let's take a look at what we have here on northbound 280 getting up to 880 the traffic looks pretty good coming through. and 101 also looks good. you still have a are little window of opportunity i should say driving through. if you are driving from hayward to fremont this morning a little bit of slowing on 880. 580 is still looking pretty good coming into livermore and 680 from concord to walnut creek still relatively light. >>> cloudy skies. mostly cloudy skies. a really weak system is dropping by. there could be very light rain. but the cold air is trapped. it will be a very cool day. cloudy, mostly cloudy. highs low 50s for many. >>> time now 6:27. a huge fire in fremont devastated a family owned machine shop. we will bring now a live update on the damage and when the company plans to get back to business. >>> we're live in vallejo where police are warning shoppers about
the board walks from hurricane sand. the costs -- sandy. the costs range. many towns are debating whether to build with wood or more stronger materials. some sentimental locals say you can't have a boardwalk without boards. others say the wood just is not strong enough to survive these kinds of storms. >>> it looks like there won't be any more strikes at the portland of oakland for a couple of years. 500 workers who walked 0 the job for one day last month have now ratified a four-year contract. it gives them 2 1/2% cost of living increases next year and in 2014. there's also a $3500 signing bonus. the port commission is expected to approve this new contract next week. >>> well, close to 38,000 people have already signed an on online petition against the new logo for the university of california. the new, more simple and contemporary image, there it is. it was unveiled on friday. besides the website changed, there's several other facebook pages stopping the university from using. they say they will still use the 144-year-old seal but says the new logo represents a modern look for the unive
entered the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. a photo shows students being led out of school by adults. the report is the shooter is dead. other reports say the school principal may have been shot. >>> south carolina needs a new senator. the governor has chosen five possible candidates. she could make history by picking the first black or female senator. nancy cordes looks at one surprising name of the list the former first lady. >> jenny sanford's turn in the national spotlight began with the personal failing of her husband, governor mark sanford. >> i've been unfaithful to my wife. >> reporter: what made jenny sanford stand apart was that she did not stand by herman. at that press conference or in the days that followed as she was asked routinely about their future. >> his career right now is the least of my concerns. my important job right now is our children. >> reporter: sanford divorced her husband, wrote a memoir and spoke openly about her ordeal. she never showed an interest in entering politics herself which is why many were surprised when
topped the general search list. she was followed by gangdum style and hurricane sandy. san francisco was the number one search for travel destinations. and the top search for consumer electronics, apples, i-pad 3. the number one athlete search was jeremy lin. >>> you won't have to search hard for the new i-pad app. it's free and it lets you watch all of the newscasts live. plus drive time traffic, bay area weather and video of breaking news any time, anywhere. >>> sal is right over there. he knows about the drive. how are we holding newspaper. >> not that bad. i don't think you would be to disappointed. you will see slow traffic and if you are driving at the toll plaza it's still slow though we see some improvement as you look over there at the toll plaza. you can see the traffic is a little bit better than it was just a few minutes ago. still a 15 to 20 minute delay into san francisco. interstate 880, slow traffic in san leandro but not here. looks good northbound and southbound. as i said the peninsula traffic has been good. little bit overcast but the bridge not bad. you will see
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